Brushing your teeth every day is very important when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy, but brushing mainly only gets rid of plaque on the surface. This is where flossing comes in, to clean the plaque out from in between your teeth. Flossing is a very important thing to do when it comes to dental hygiene. Although manual flossing is a very effective and inexpensive way to clean in between your teeth, many people have been using water flossers as an alternative way to clean their gums. Water flossers are an easier way to floss and can even produce better results than traditional flossing when it comes to gum health. Here is a comparison of two of the most popular water flossers: The Waterpik Water Flosser and The Philips Sonicare AirFloss.

The Waterpik Water Flosser

The Waterpik Water Flosser has been proven to have an edge over the AirFloss when it comes to treating unhealthy gums. The Waterpik will help treat gum disease and clean hard to reach places, such as your gum pockets, that a toothbrush and regular flossing can't reach. Even though the Waterpik has been proven to have the edge to treating your gums, there are still some cons to using it. The Waterpik takes up quite a bit of space and can be very messy when using it.

The Philips Sonicare AirFloss

Even though the Philips Sonicare AirFloss is a little bit behind in results, it is still a very effective way to clean in between teeth and has it's own advantages over the Waterpik. The Philips Sonicare AirFloss uses air pressure to push tiny droplets of water or mouthwash in between your teeth. The AirFloss has been proven as another very effective way to clean in between your teeth and improve gum health. The advantages of the AirFloss, it's fast and easy to use. Using the AirFloss is less messy and can clean your mouth in as little as 30 seconds, and it's compact for easy travel.


The Waterpik and The Philips AirFloss are both popular for treating your gums, and each of them have their advatages. The Waterpik has been proven to have better results for treating gum disease, but the AirFloss is close behind in results and is easier to use and travel with. No matter which one you choose, both are going to help improve the health of your gums!

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